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Dedicated Hardware Security Module (HSM) appliances within the AWS cloud
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What is AWS CloudHSM?

The AWS CloudHSM service allows you to protect your encryption keys within HSMs designed and validated to government standards for secure key management. You can securely generate, store, and manage the cryptographic keys used for data encryption such that they are accessible only by you. AWS CloudHSM helps you comply with strict key management requirements without sacrificing application performance.
AWS CloudHSM is a tool in the Data Security Services category of a tech stack.

Who uses AWS CloudHSM?

3 companies reportedly use AWS CloudHSM in their tech stacks, including sre, DevOps, and CloudDevelopment.

4 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS CloudHSM.

AWS CloudHSM Integrations

AWS CloudHSM's Features

  • Protect and store your cryptographic keys with industry standard, tamper-resistant HSM appliances. No one but you has access to your keys (including Amazon administrators who manage and maintain the appliance).
  • Use your most sensitive and regulated data on Amazon EC2 without giving applications direct access to your data's encryption keys.
  • Store and access data reliably from your applications that demand highly available and durable key storage and cryptographic operations.
  • Use AWS CloudHSM in conjunction with your compatible on-premise HSMs to replicate keys among on-premise HSMs and CloudHSMs. This increases key durability and makes it easy to migrate cryptographic applications from your datacenter to AWS.

AWS CloudHSM Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AWS CloudHSM?
AWS Key Management Service
AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys. AWS Key Management Service is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Redshift. AWS Key Management Service is also integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs.
Azure Key Vault
Secure key management is essential to protect data in the cloud. Use Azure Key Vault to encrypt keys and small secrets like passwords that use keys stored in hardware security modules (HSMs). For more assurance, import or generate keys in HSMs, and Microsoft processes your keys in FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated HSMs (hardware and firmware). With Key Vault, Microsoft doesn’t see or extract your keys. Monitor and audit your key use with Azure logging—pipe logs into Azure HDInsight or your security information and event management (SIEM) solution for more analysis and threat detection.
AWS Certificate Manager
It removes the time-consuming manual process of purchasing, uploading, and renewing SSL/TLS certificates. With this service, you can quickly request a certificate, deploy it on AWS resources.
It powers apps from development through their entire life cycle, so our customers can deliver differentiated, high-performing, and secure digital experiences.
It provides data protection in distributed applications, web and mobile apps with PostgreSQL, MySQL, KV backends through selective encryption.
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